The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

If Google Apps Could Be Installed Locally Would You Use It?

Just a question - if Google Apps could be installed locally would you do it?

Yes, no, maybe ... leave a comment

Comments

  1. Do you mean as a synched app, eg calendar and email? If so then yes.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah you need to specify exactly what mean here

    ReplyDelete
  3. Marissa from google mentions in passing at a presentaion to Stanford that it is an explicit goal of Google to get installed apps onto your computer. Anyone that monitors their installation of Google Desktop and Google Gears with a firewall such as ZoneAlarm has already made this leap.

    ReplyDelete
  4. @Jim, @ben - sorry, meant - if you could get a CD with the Google Apps software and install it onto your own servers. A mini/internal version of Google Apps running inside your organisation and not on the "cloud".

    @Peter - really, I suspect that may have changed with the release and apparent goal of Chrome. But I was wot thinking of on individuals PC's (like Desktop or Google Earth) but as a service provided by your own organisation available only within your network.

    ReplyDelete
  5. While technically incompetent to judge, I suspect G Apps aren't as smart as other server-based solutions, so why bother? Perhaps a a precursor to moving into the cloud?

    ReplyDelete
  6. The benefits of cloud based apps don't just come from their on-demand accessibility. Some of the benefits are intrinsically linked to them being in the clouds - so to answer your question - no

    ReplyDelete
  7. No - I think the whole point of GoogleApps is to remove the need for a server (or at the least take things off it)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular articles

The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Knowing good info from bad - how do we?

How To Facilitate A Barcamp/Unconference

The 3 C’s – Communication, Consultation and Collaboration

21 days of Wiki adoption (Wiki Patterns)